Glitch addressed in online admission for RTE quota

A major problem associated with online applications for admission to RTE quota appears to have been mitigated, with parents now being able to apply for schools outside their wards. However, a number of glitches still need to be addressed.

 When admissions began, a number of parents were shocked to find out that no schools were listed in their ward.

Even though a provision to apply to schools in nearby wards was available, the online system however did not show any such option.

Able to apply

 “Our center is near Subhasnagar where no schools are shown. A number of parents who came here are now to apply in nearby areas of Okalipuram and Dayanandanagar. Similarly, parents coming from Kodigehalli are now able to apply in nearby areas of Matthikere and Sanjaynagar. Those from Ganganagara are applying in nearby areas of Hebbal and Manorayanapalya,” said B N Yogananda, General Secretary,RTE Students and Parents Association.

 Shabana, a parent who stays in Okalipuram said: “A few schools located in my ward are listed in the system. There are a few schools in my ward that is shown in the system.  However, a number of my friends who stay in other wards have told me that they are finding it hard to find schools in their ward.”

The online process however still faces a number of issues such as slow servers and blank acknowledgement receipts being processed.

 “It takes at least 10 to 15 minutes to upload one form as it is really slow. We want the admission dates to be extended by another 10 days. At this pace it would be impossible to submit most forms that we receive in this center alone,” said Yoganand.

A headache

Naresh N K, a resident of HBR Layout, is anxious to get this nephew and niece admitted to a good school. However submission of forms turned out to be a big headache.
“When I submitted my form, the details I entered were different from those that were submitted. When I finally printed my acknowledgement slip, the candidate’s names and registration number were missing,” he said.

 Meanwhile, the DPI received around 46,000 applications till about 4 pm on Wednesday with Bengaluru North accounting for 11,194 applications and Bengaluru South around 8,222 applications. With hardly 22 applications, Sirsi is at the bottom of the list.

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